It is crucially important to realize that Atticus did not tell his children about him being known as the best shot in town because this shows how humble he really is. Although Atticus does not directly talk to his children about humility; readers are able to understand how important this quality is to him. When Scout finds out about this, she wants to tell everybody, but Jem said on page 130, “I reckon if he 'd wanted us to know it, he’da told us. If he was proud of it, he’da told us.” Jem realized that his father was so humble and not prideful, and he went on to say that he was a gentleman just like Atticus.
"It 's not about what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" stated Eppie Lederer, a former American columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee, a small town filled with narrow-minded people, refuse to accept change. When a middle-aged lawyer, Atticus Finch, takes on a controversial case, the town begins to question Mr. Finch and leaves his two children too curious for the town’s comfort. Although some might say Atticus does a poor job raising his children, Lee proves that the best parenting comes from a strong-minded person with integrity, regardless of what others think through Atticus ' empowering advice, strong morals, and his belief in equality.
“As Mr. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man I accepted his invitation reluctantly, but I followed Dill” (Lee 267). When they began to talk they found out that what he was drinking was coke and not alcohol, like people assumed he was and that he was a really nice man who just didn’t want to deal wiht the world around him. Scout’s neighbor Boo Radley had never gone outside before and shown his face. This made the town talk and they made up stories about why he never came out. Scout heard these stories but her friendliness persisted her on finding out what he was really like.
Huck Finn isn't afraid of a challenge not when it comes to people he cares about. He knew that by helping Jim escape slavery he was going against everything he was taught by the people around him. It wasn't what society expected of you, but he didn't care, all he cared about was setting his friend ,Jim, free. In the beginning of the novel Huck sees Jim as a slave, never treated him any less or any more than what he was. Yet as the story and relationship between them progressed his opinion towards Jim changed from being a slave who is beneath him to being a good friend, his
Ever since Scout was born, she had always had this fear Boo, however she did not have a specific reason for it. Near the end of the Novel, Scout has matured and now knows what Atticus meant when he said “ if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-” (Lee 32). Now Scout has better understanding of how Boo’s life is like, and started to think about how Boo felt and how unfairly he was treated by the maycomb folk. Both of these situations involve understanding of someone who has been unfairly treated.
After childhood, people come to realise that the world is a cruel place. People misjudge others; thus, over time, people grow to accept the amount of brutality in the world. Parents often tell their children that first impressions count, mainly because others are quick to judge. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie, first impressions of people are never correct, as we judge people after mere seconds, and we are often incorrect in our assumptions of people.
In this essay, Metress speaks on how Atticus has some flaws in To Kill a Mockingbird; for example, the only thing Atticus does for change in his community was defend Tom for no charge and he did so to his best ability. Also, Atticus, when describing why he chooses to not turn down the case, uses the word “I” more than anything else, suggesting he did it for himself more than he did it for Tom or for anyone else. Metress quotes Freedman in his essay: “Here is a man who does not voluntarily use his training and skills - not once ever - to make the slightest change in the pervasive social injustice of his own
Throughout the novel, Jem learns to be sympathetic to others such as when he realizes that Boo Radley has problems. Scout, Jem, and Dill had made up this amusement game which they used to torment Boo, at the same time atticus discovered out and advised them to be sympathetic towards Boo. Jem and Scout accidently burn down Miss Maudie's house and show sympathy by apologizing to her. Mrs. Maudie told her that Boo Radley was a good kid growing up. Mrs. Maudie tolds scout to show sympathy towards
His wording shows that he doesn’t know who he is and therefore believes he is a Monster as Ms. Petrocelli calls him. He accepts people’s judgments as his self-truth. Even though, he, himself, accepts the worst he still wants people to perceive him as a good person, especially his mom. Steve’s mom’s words cut deeper in him because his mom believes he didn’t do it while he knows he did. 5 days into the trial, his mother comes by and talks to him hoping to make him feel better, “I could still feel Mama’s pain.
Scout matures through the novel, from her interactions with Boo Radley such as when Boo gives Jem and Scout some gifts by putting them in the knothole of
Because he is grounded in principles reflected in the Golden Rule, it also makes sense for Atticus to take a stand and defend Tom Robinson because he wishes to inculcate such virtues in his children, knowing that his actions will serve to be their apotheosis of an ethical person, both as their father and as a lawyer. Atticus knows that his actions will be Jem and Scout’s paragon of an ethical person, and although defending Tom coincides with his own moral beliefs, it also coincides with the example he wishes to set for his children. He wants them to understand the importance of taking a stand in a peaceful way, and wishes to instill these principles in them, knowing that their involvement in Tom Robinson’s court case will be the determinant